Intergraph Spoolgen®

Intergraph Spoolgen® is a proven, industrial-strength application that enables the creation of piping isometric drawings for fabrication and erection from the design created during the detail engineering phase of projects.

Intergraph Spoolgen® is a proven, industrial-strength application that enables the creation of piping isometric drawings for fabrication and erection from the design created during the detail engineering phase of projects. You can add additional information – such as the location of field welds – and create new drawings and reports from the same source as the original drawings. The technology is based on Isogen®, the industry-standard software for automated piping isometric generation, and has been deployed successfully on all sizes of plant engineering projects in every region of the world.

Spoolgen is fast and accurate because it eliminates the need to redraw isometrics and manually re-create material take off reports. Spoolgen can work with data from almost any plant design system – Intergraph Smart® 3D, PDS®, and CADWorx®; AVEVA PDMS; and Bentley AutoPLANT and PlantSpace are all supported.

Spoolgen is part of PPM's advanced piping fabrication solution. With the companion products, Smart Weld Qualtity Management and Smart Production, it provides an "end to end" solution for streamlined pipe spool production.

Use WQMS to support the non destructive testing and inspection of welds and production of required documentation and reports. Use Smart Production to plan and execute fabrication projects using piping data direct from Spoolgen. Optimise the use of material and minimize wastage to reduce costs and execution time.

Available on SmartPlant Cloud

Why Spoolgen?

Increases Productivity for the user

A set of spool drawings from a single design isometric can be created in 15 minutes or less. All the user needs to do is “mark up” the locations of field welds. No drafting is required. As a result, companies have reported a tenfold improvement in drawing productivity.

Spoolgen boosts Efficiency

It enables you to employ relatively unskilled or junior engineering resources and yet still create high-quality drawings and reports. Users do not need a detailed knowledge of CAD to use Spoolgen.

Consistency of the output

When manual or CAD-based drafting is used, the individual style of the draftsman can vary considerably from drawing to drawing and project to project. Spoolgen is completely automated. This means that all drawings can be configured so that they have a consistent presentation.

Supports Data Centric Workflows – Future Proof Your Pipe Shop

Spoolgen collects important piping data and documents as you work, storing all versions as your design or as-built condition changes. It comes ready to integrate with Microsoft Power BI for the creation of sophisticated reports and dashboards. The Spoolgen data store and API is "cloud ready" and can form part of any digital transformation of workflows.

Spoolgen Key Features

Workflow Management Systems

Spoolgen has an integrated piping data and document store. The user logs into a project, which represents a set of pipeline isometrics from the design contractor. Multiple users can access the files within a project, with simple “check out” / “check in” functions preventing two users working on the same file.


Spoolgen commands typically enable the addition of new information to the existing design. The user is not able to delete components in the pipeline, or to change dimensions of pipe, so that design integrity is maintained.


Spoolgen offers a powerful automation function – Get External Data - that enables data from external sources to be added to the pipeline. This means that tables of data – for example, welding procedures – can be held in external data sources such as spreadsheets and databases and automatically associated with welds in the pipeline.

Fabrication-friendly Isometrics

The splitting of piping systems into individual pipelines (isometrics) is managed by the piping design contractor. On occasion, the logic used for splitting – for example, by plant area – results in a less than ideal work package for the piping fabricator. Spoolgen allows material to be moved between drawing sheets or for multiple pipelines to be merged together. This enables optimal work breakdown.


Spoolgen is integrated with SmartPlant Foundation – the basis of the SmartPlant Enterprise suite. Spoolgen drawings and data can be published for retrieval by Materials and Intergraph Smart® Construction.

Support for “Hard Copy” Projects

Sometimes isometrics are only available as hard copy: but Spoolgen will still work just fine because it includes a seat of Smart Isometrics, which can be used to quickly re-draw the isometric as a smart document for use in standard workflows.


In addition to I-Data Integrator and I-Tools, Spoolgen also provides a number of other utilities: SmartPlant I-Configure, Symbol Editor and Material Editor.

Integração de aquisição, fabricação e construção

Surpimentos, fabricação e construção representam um ato complexo de equilíbrio entre o lucro e o risco, o que requer planejamento e controle eficazes. A solução PF&C é composta pelo Intergraph Smart® Materials, SmartPlant Spoolgen® e Smart Construction. Este vídeo mostrará como esses produtos são integrados para fornecer handover suave, entrega de qualidade, planejamento mais fácil e gerenciamento eficaz de recursos.

JH Kelly Utilizes Spoolgen 

Learn how JH Kelly, a self-performing industrial contractor from the U.S. Pacific Northwest, utilizes  Spoolgen to create the documentation and deliverables needed for their internal work processes.

The presenter, Jeremy Jones, who has extensive hands-on experience will reflect on lessons learned such as why engineering and design teams need to take into account the needs of fabrication and construction. 

Fabrication Coffee Breaks Series

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